Until 2015, the 2012 GOP primaries seemed legendarily nasty. There was blood drawn from all sides, and by the time Mitt Romney made it through the mud to the general election, the Obama team didn’t have any digging at all to do for the weak points in his armor and the inconsistencies in his record. The Republicans tore each other to shreds before they even had a horse in the big race.
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Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will appear on campus for Tuesday night’s CNN town hall ahead of Saturday’s Democratic primary here in South Carolina.
Congratulations, America: You’ve now survived 11 months of campaigning. Now you only have a little less than nine to go until the people finally vote for the next president.
All of the major Republican candidates left in the race at this point speak at great length about fiscal conservatism and cutting back on government spending. However, they neglect one of the largest sectors of government spending: the military.
Since 9/11, our nation has been hyper-vigilant about our national security, and understandably so. We signed anti-terror legislation into law in a burst of protective patriotism, and for many years failed to consider the consequences.
Last week, Michael Parks was briefly slated for a runoff election for student body president before a slew of elections violations brought him down. While one of those violations is being appealed, I want to step back and look at the implications of the election and, more importantly, what it says about the nation’s political system at large.
The unfortunate and unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia over the weekend has tossed the political world into turmoil over what should be done next. Many in the GOP believe that the next President of the United States should have control over the nominee, while President Obama unquestionably plans on filling the vacancy, saying, “The Constitution is pretty clear about what is supposed to happen now.”
This week's campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination has been the most heated yet, and has sometimes devolved into a shouting match. But it has also thrown the choice voters South Carolina will have this weekend into sharp relief.
“My name is Vermin Supreme and I am running for President of America.” Vermin Supreme, the boot-as-a-hat-wearing, toothbrush-wielding “friendly fascist,” wants you to “help take back America into the Future.” His plan is quite simple: build a pony-based economy by providing all Americans with free ponies, improving national dental health through a compulsory teeth-brushing law and promising to go back in time to kill Adolf Hitler. He is also the only candidate to have a zombie preparedness plan.
I am a Ben Carson supporter. Most people, upon hearing this, assume that I have no knowledge of political issues, and I’m jumping on the next best bandwagon after Trump. They apparently haven’t yet realized the second-best bandwagon seems to be Cruz as of late. The truth is, I did my research, and Ben Carson is the candidate that I share the most political views with.
If you believe that gay couples should be able to raise money for their weddings by growing marijuana while protecting their crops with AR-15s, then you probably haven't found a candidate you like in the 2016 election cycle.
With Student Government elections right around the corner, many potential voters are thinking the same thing: Why should I care?
I was once a part of a political revolution.
John Kasich is the right candidate for this moment in our nation’s history. He has the proven record, both in government and the private sector, needed to broaden the Republican tent, bring Americans together and restore our nation’s strength.
In the Feb. 15 paper, we stated that Marco Rubio has been a senator since 2009. He has actually been a senator since 2011. We regret this error.
There is no question in my mind that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will make a great president. Jeb possesses the qualities of someone who will be a great leader for our country. He is honest, thoughtful, strong, passionate and devoted. He does not aspire to be our president to push his own political agenda. He is the type of leader that we need to unite our country, making America an even better place to live.
While last year’s Student Government elections came to focus upon the Greene Street Gates, or Gate-gate, this year’s focus is upon a somewhat different set of issues. Rather than one singular, divisive and clear-cut question, the candidates are left navigating topics old and new.
Marco Rubio has been hailed as "the Republican Obama," a young, eloquent and impassioned candidate with a capable of attracting marginalized minorities. In some ways this label rings true. Rubio rides the tailwinds coming off of a two-term presidency of the other party, as did Obama. Also like Obama, Rubio is running at a time when his party has captured positions of power but has been stymied by an opposition president. Perhaps most tellingly, however, Rubio enters the field at a time when partisanship and gridlock in government has reached unprecedented levels, which Obama claimed to be able to fix in his 2008 bid.
I am writing in response to the article about women in combat which ran Feb. 8 in an attempt to address several misconceptions and a historical bias that has been used to oppress women.
Presidential candidates are often career politicians, so it's not infrequent that they hail from our legislative branch.After all, those positions comprise most of the elected positions in the federal government. However, these candidates rarely make it to the presidency: since 1913, only three presidents have emerged from the U.S. Senate, the most recent example being Barack Obama, formerly an Illinois legislator, who won the 2008 race for the White House over Arizona fellow senator John McCain.